Two charged in Laurel County church theft

Leonard Jones (l,) and Vernon Wilson (r,) both face charges of burglary, among other charges. (Photo: Laurel County Detention Center)
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LONDON, Ky. (WKYT) - Two people are facing charges after a burglary at a Laurel County church.

A Facebook post from the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office states that the arrests follow an investigation into a theft at the Hazel Patch church.

Using video surveillance footage, deputies were able to identify 54-year-old Leonard Jones and 51-year-old Vernon Wilson.

Deputies say, in addition to stealing, the suspects caused over $1,000 in damage to the doors of the church.

Jones is charged with burglary, criminal mischief, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wilson is charged with burglary and criminal mischief.

Both are in the Laurel County Detention Center.